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58 min ago | Common Dreams

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

You can't get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

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4 hrs ago | Juan Cole

Iraq: Christians Say Terror Drove Them From Mosul

Rawan Jinan, a 25-year-old Iraqi Christian, says when she received an order on June 18 to leave Mosul within 24 hours, she could not believe her eyes.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Islam, US News

8 hrs ago | Juan Cole

U.N.: One Child Killed Every Hour in Gaza

The situation in the occupied Gaza Strip is critical for the civilians living there and requires your urgent attention.

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Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

OpEdNews

Detroit's Fight for Water Rights Is Showing How to Battle (and Beat) Austerity

The austerity agenda as it plays out on the ground in American cities is often so relentless in demanding cuts in public services that it is easy to imagine that it cannot be upended.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Activism

ThinkProgress

Federal Judge Overturns Colorado's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore, an Obama appointee, issued a ruling declaring that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

ThinkProgress

21 Protesters Arrested While Attempting To Block The First Tar Sands Mine In America

Twenty-one activists in Utah were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to fences and equipment at a site planned to become the first to mine tar sands in the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada, US News

Common Dreams

Top Medical Journal: Decriminalization of Sex Work Critical to Fight Against AIDS

The decriminalization of sex work is critical to tackling the global AIDS epidemic and protecting the health and human rights of this at-risk population, according to research published Tuesday in top medical journal Lancet .

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Transgender, US News

Truthdig

Gaza War Devastates Israeli Tourism Revenue, Points to Fragile Apartheid Future

A Hamas rocket hit and destroyed a house in Yahoud, a town only a mile from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel on Tuesday, raising severe alarm in among the international airlines and leading most of them to cancel flights to Tel Aviv.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Common Dreams

'David vs. Goliath Victory': Port Town Votes to Block Tar Sands Export

The community of South Portland, Maine made history Monday night when the city council voted to pass an ordinance that would block Canadian tar sands from being loaded onto tankers and exported from their port.

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Related Topix: South Portland, ME, Portland, ME, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

Rape is a War Crime, even for the sisters and wives of suicide bombers

"The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Dissident Voice

Telegenically Dead: Israel's Crumbling Media War

Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in , Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the "telegenically dead" to further "their cause."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Jon Snow, US News

Washington Post

Tennessee man charged with threatening to kill Obama, Romney

A Tennessee man who police say threatened to kill President Obama, Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan and other officials was arrested Saturday and is due to appear in court later this week.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Paul Ryan, US News

Crooks and Liars

NC Pastor Commits Suicide As Deputies Try To Arrest Him On Child Sex Charges

A North Carolina pastor shot himself to death over the weekend as deputies were trying to arrest him on child sex charges.

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Daily Kos

Elections Live Digest: 7/22

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Truthdig

Israel Rejects UN Request for Humanitarian Cease-Fire as Palestinian Death Toll Passes 600

After rumors of a humanitarian cease-fire that would begin Tuesday morning, Al-Jazeera reports that Israel has refused the United Nations' request, citing "security reasons."

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Crooks and Liars

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells Netroots: "Push Back And Fight Hard"

Fighting back against a rigged system was the theme of Elizabeth Warren's rousing speech to Netroots Nation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: How McConnell (R) Hides His Positions On 3 Big Issues In Reelection Fight

So TPM pointed out today that there are three topics Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't want to talk about on the campaign trail: McConnell has been an aggressive supporter of the controversial budget blueprints by Rep. Paul Ryan to slash taxes and privatize Medicare - he voted for them when they came up in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, 2012 Presidential Election, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Crooks and Liars

Michigan Woman Shoots Boyfriend After He 'Didn't Produce Enough Ejaculate'

A Michigan woman was released on bond late last week after she shot her boyfriend, saying that the low volume of ejaculate that he produced during sex proved that he had been having an affair.

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Truthdig

Gaza Conflict: Hospitals Shelled, Death Toll Soars and Peace Protesters Attacked

The tone of the White House and some of Israel's other Western allies shifted slightly Monday from unequivocal support to "concern for the growing number of casualties" and calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the Palestinian death toll in the now two-week operation by the Netanyahu administration climbed to 548.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, US News

Truthdig

The Future Is Not Ours

Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Life , the pictorial magazine no home would have been without in my 1950s childhood, ceased to exist as a weekly in 1972 and as a monthly in 2000; Time , which launched his career as a media mogul, is still wobbling on , a shadow of its former self.

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